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Special Lectures

January 25, 2022, prof. dr. david alvarez (depauw university)

“Religious Toleration and Imperialism during the Restoration: The Case of John Dryden"

january 17, 2022, prof. dr. NATHAN WADDELL (university of BIRMINGHAM)

“Lucifer Liberty and Light: George Orwell and John Milton"

november 23, 2021, prof. dr. Tue andersen Nexö (university of copenhagen)

“Poetry out of bounds. Pamphlet culture and poetry in the anarchy of the civil war public sphere"

December 14, 2020, prof. susana onega (university of zaragoza)

“Reading Jeanette Winterson and Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit”

November 23, 2020, dr. trudi tate (clare hall, university of cambridge)

 "To the Lighthouse: The Mother in the Garden"

may 20, 2020, professor martin johnes (swansea university)

"Wales: Its History and Identity"

JANUARY 20, 2020, Dr. rosemary white (northumbria university, newcastle)

"June Whitfield and how British sitcom endorsed and undermined cultural norms of feminity and domesticity from the 1960s to the early 21st Century"

december 17, 2019, Sophie Gilmartin (Royal Holloway, University of London)

"Storms and Teacups: Thomas Hardy's Quiet Catastrophes"

november 26, 2019, Ingo Berensmeyer (LMU Munich)

“Metadrama and Metatheatre in Hamlet”

july 3, 2019, crystal lake (Wright state university)

“Getting Sucked into Books: A Literary History of Immersion”

July 2, 2019, holly furneaux (cardiff university)

“Strange Meetings: Truces and Exchanges with the Enemy in the Long Nineteenth Century”

june 12, 2019, christina lupton (university of warwick)

"Reading for Happiness"

May 23, 2019, Kirsti Bohata (Swansea University)

“Literary Atlas: exploring digital literary geographies”

may 14, 2019, lucia krämer (Universität passau)

“Shakespearean Passages to and from India: Vishal Bhardwaj's Haider (2014) and Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Ram-Leela (2013)”

January 8, 2019, Daniel williams (swansea university)

"Post-Industrial Melancholia: the Brexit vote in Wales" & "Imaging the Internal Colony – vision and narrative in Raymond Williams’s Border Country"

December 11, 2018, Carole Jones (University of edinburgh)

„James Kelman: Working-Class Selves and Radical Narrative in The Busconductor Hines (1984)"

November 28, 2018, Miriam Nandi (Universität Freiburg)

„Reading the Early Modern Diary"

june 26, 2018, Joanna Rostek (University of Giessen)

„The Split Self in Anne Brontë’s Agnes Grey“

june 19, 2018, maria guertner (universität regensburg)

„Towards a Room of Her Own: Locating the Ageing Woman in Late Victorian and Edwardian Fiction“

June 19, 2018, sebastian graef (universität regensburg)

„Representations of Italy in Late-Victorian and Edwardian Queer Culture“

june 12, 2018, María Pilar Royo Grasa (University of Zaragoza)

„The Representation of Trauma in Gail Jones's Black Mirror (2002), Sixty Lights (2004) and Sorry (2007)“

june 5, 2018, kirstie blair (University of Strathclyde)

„Nineteenth-Century Working-Class Writers and the Popular Press“

november 30, 2017, Katie Gramich (cardiff University)

(Br)exits and Entrances: Britishness and the Four Nations post-1945

november 29, 2017, Katie Gramich (cardiff University)

Angela Carter and Second Wave Feminism workshop

november 28, 2017, Katie Gramich (cardiff University)

Wales post-Brexit workshop

july 25, 2017, heide-marie weig (universität Regensburg)

Crafting the 19th-Century Drawing-Room Stage

july 4, 2017, sally shuttleworth (University of oxford)

Fears and Phobias in late 19th-Century Culture

june 27, 2017, miriam weber (universität regensburg)

”Plenty of Woman Candidates Required!” - The London School Board in 19th-Century Women Periodicals

june 20, 2017, Maria gürtner (universität Regensburg)

Ageing Women in Late 19th and Early 20th-Century Literature: Emerging Discourses and Identities

june 13, 2017, gabriela dafinger (universität Regensburg)

“A People Taut for War”?: 20th-Century Welsh War Writing

june 13, 2017, Madeline Sporer (universität regensburg)

Beyond Nature Writing: Concepts of Cultural Ecology in Thomas Hardy

May 30, 2017, ines Detmers (universität regensburg)

“A Modest Proposal”: Bloomsbury as the Target of Wyndham Lewis's Satire “The Apes of God”

May 23, 2017, Josephine mcdonagh (king's College london)

“Another great migration”: Travel, Emigration and Imperialism in George Eliot’s Late Works

may 16, 2017, katharina boehm (Universität regensburg)

"Tangible Pasts: The Novel and the Material Histories of Antiquarianism, 1700 - 1820"

october 25, 2016, Merrick Burrow (University huddersfield)

"Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Cottingley Fairies: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Networks of Fiction, Science and Religion"

June 27, 2016, Mark Schmitt (TU Dortmund)

"The whites have become black" - Responses to the English Riots of 2011, Critical Whiteness Studies and the Trouble with 'New Ethnicities'


The Symbolic Impact of Women’s Representation on Citizen’s Political Attitudes: Measuring the Effect through Survey Experiments


The Amateur and the Theatrical Marketplace: Lacy’s and French’s Acting Editions of Plays


Nineteenth-Century Women’s Periodicals


Reworkings of the Actaeon Myth in Renaissance Literature


The Politicisation of the British Museum during the Nineteenth Century


Crossover Fiction and the Adolescent Economy of Writing in the Works of Margo Lanagan


Poetry Reading and Film Screening


Contemporary British Poetry and the Environment: The Quality of Attention


Trauma in Northern Irish Poetry: Expressing the Ungraspable


Reading the Palimpsests of Kiran Desai’s The Inheritance of Loss


Questioning Rape Narratives in Contexts of Transitional Justice: Post-Yugoslav and Post-Apartheid South African Literatures


The Law of the Land: Legal Geography, Daniel Defoe’s A Tour Thro' the Whole Island of Great Britain and the British Union


The Miltonian Eternal Conflict as a Storytelling Device in British Twentieth-Century Fantasy

May 17, 2016, Matthias Galler (LMU München / Universität Regensburg)

Shakespeare and the Middle Ages

December 16, 2015, Stephen Wagg (Leeds Beckett University)

Comedy and Mass Media in Post-War Britain

December 15, 2015, Amelia Bonea (University of Oxford)

Office Work and Occupational Health: The Case of Postal and Telegraph Clerks in Victorian Britain

December 1, 2015, Adelene Buckland (King's College London)

Sticks, Skins, Beards and Bulbs: Artificial Mothers and the Matter of Fiction

July 17, 2015, Emily Huggins (Ueberreuter Verlag, Berlin)

YA Literature: Jugendliteratur, Literaturvermittlung und transnationale Buchmärkte

July 14, 2015, John Storey (University of Sunderland)

Culture in British Cultural Studies

July 7, 2015, Jane grogan (university college dublin)

Spenser's Ireland, Ireland's Spenser: Contemporary Irish Poetry and the Elizabethan Legacy

July 2, 2015, Monica Germana (University of Westminster, London)

Other Stories: Strangers and Intrusions in Ali Smith's Fiction

June 30, 2015, Hassan Melehy (university of north carolina at chapel hill)

Early Modern Literature and Political Thought: Shakespeare, Lipsius, Montaigne

june 23, 2015, jessica malay (university of huddersfield)

Anne Clifford's Great Books: A Transformative Narrative of Identity and Place

June 16, 2015, Harkirat Singh (Sikh Education Officer for the Midlands, UK)

An Introduction to Sikhism and its Place in the UK today

June 9, 2015, Gordon McMullan (King's College London) 

The 1916 Shakespeare Tercentenary Celebrations

June 2, 2015, Dorothea Heitsch (university of north carolina at chapel hill)

Debate Strategies in Early Modern Dialogue

May 19, 2015 cornelia brockard (universität regensburg)

Adaptations of Charlotte Brontë's "Jane Eyre"

May 19, 2015 cornelia Tügel (universität regensburg)

Science and Gender in "Sherlock"

May 12, Anna Farkas (Universität regensburg)

Scottishness and Scots Law: Nationhood and the Law in Great Britain in the Eighteenth Century

may 12, 2015, Johannes karl (universität regensburg)

The Eternal Conflict in Literature, Film and Games

May 5 2015, Sandra Stadler (Universität Regensburg)

Social Economics in South African Literature for Adolescents


Envisioning the British Colony: Inverse Perspectives and Blurring Identities in Saki's "When William Came"


Renaissance Literary Careers

april 21, 2015 katharina boehm (universität regensburg)

Tangible Pasts: Literature and Antiquarianism in the Mid-Eighteenth Century

December 9, 2014 leo mellor (university of cambridge)

Dylan Thomas as a WWII War Poet: Flowers, Bodies, Terrors

DEcember 2, Rod Mengham (university of cambridge)

Writing Conflict 1934-37

December 1, 2014 catherine Gimelli Martin (university of memphis)

The Lion Dies for the Lamb: Revisiting Edmund Spenser, C.S. Lewis, and Disney's Lion King

July 1, 2014 Martin Decker (universität regensburg)

"Do they read Castle Rackrent in the trenches?" Anglo-Irish Identity, The Great War and the Big House

july 1, 2014 beatrice bartus (universität regensburg)

Women in the Post-Apartheid Novels of Nadine Gordimer

July 8, 2014 anna farkas

"I'm going to Gretna Green": Clandestinity, Scots Law and British Courtship Novel in the Long Eighteenth Century

July 8, 2014 Victoria moodie (Universität Regensburg)

Benefits and Books: The Welfare System and it Literary Response in Scotland 1980 - 2014

june 24, 2014 Heide-Marie weig (universität regensburg)

Private Theatricals and the English Middle Class, 1870 - 1900

june 24, 2014 veronika galler (universität regensburg)

(In)visible Monarchs: a Media-historic Analysis of Female Royal Icons in Painting and Photography from Queen Victoria to Duchess Catherine

June 12, 2014 prof. dr. daniel williams (Swansea University)

Problems of Identity: Language, Race and Nationhood in the Literatures of Wales

June 3, 2014 Thomas Graf (Universität regensburg)

Weaponised Refuse: The City, Identities and Resistance in British Future-War Fiction 1871 - 1914

May 22, 2014 Katie Gramich (university of cardiff)

Motherland?: Gendered Constructions of Wales in art and poetry

May 20, 2014 catherine gimelli martin (university of memphis)

Early Modern 'Science Fiction' (Francis Godwin, Johannes Kepler, Francis Bacon)

May 20, 2014 Anna-Maria Hartmann (university of Oxford)

Francis Bacon's 'New Atlantis'  and the Vicissitudes of Intertextuality

May 13, 2014 Sandra stadler, universität regensburg

Facing up to Reality: Recent Developments in South Africa's Literature for the Young

January 22, 2014 Anne-julia Zwierlein, universität regensburg

'Am I not a Man and a Brother?' Würde, Sympathie, und weibliche Partizipation in der britischen Anti-Sklaverei-Bewegung, 1780 - 1830

dECEMBER 12, 2013 anne-JULIA zwierlein, universität regensburg

Verbrechen und "the criminal mind" im (Neo)Viktorianismus

December 12, 2013 jane goldman, university of glasgow

Woolf's Signifying Dog and the Missing Lynx: Animalous Readings in Poe, Woolf, Lacan and Derrida


New Interactive Literatures: Reworking Ideas of the Epic in RPG Video Games


(Re-)Writing Ireland's Great War: Frank McGuinness and Dermot Bolger


Fictional(ized) Outdoor Documentaries or the Wilderness Home Tour


Late Victorian and Edwardian Invasion Fiction and its Imperial Contexts

July 2, 2013 Anna Farkas, universität regensburg

Regulating Law and Literature: The 1753 Marriage Act and the Novel

june 25, 2013 philipp erchinger, universität erlangen

Places of Meaning, Ways of Knowing: Sense-Making in the Sensation Novel

june 18, 2013 neil reeve, swansea university:

Grandmothers' Dreams: Heredity and Replication in D. H. Lawrence and Henry James"

June 4, 2013 joanna ROSTEK, UNIversität Passau

Looking for 'Eve Smith': Female Responses to Political Economy, c. 1790 - 1840


Faculties losing their balance? The Working of Obsessive Reading in Sensation Novels

May 14, 2013 Sandra Stadler, universität regensburg

Representations of Space in South African Youth Fiction of the New Millenium

January 29 2013, Heide-marie Weig, universität regensburg

The World is What We Make It: Humanity, Technology, and the Environment in Recent Steampunk Fiction

July 17, 2012 saskia lettmaier, Harvard/regensburg

Broken Engagements. The Action for Breach of Promise of Marriage and the Feminine Ideal, 1800 - 1940

july 17, 2012 barbara oettl, universität regensBurg

Krankheit als Topos in der zeitgenössischen Kunst

July 17, 2012 anna farkas, universität regensburg

Puerperal Insanity and Infanticide in Women's Writing in Britain in 1890s

July 10, 2012 ralf junkerjürgen, universität regensburg

Quantifying Desire, Qualifying Disease - Don Juanism and Nymphomania in Spanish Literature and Cinema

July 6, 2012, Francesca Palitzsch, Universität Regensburg

Going Wild: Exploring Constructions and Motifs of Wilderness in Contemporary British Literature

july 3, 2012, anita schilcher, universität regensburg

Ein richtiger Indianer ? Kranke Jungen in der Kinder- und Jugendliteratur

July 3, 2012 andrea bäßler, (UKR)

Diseases from the Belly to the Heart: Sex an Gender Matter!

July 2, 2012 michael mack, university of durham

Ageing and Mortality in Dickens and Wilde

JUNe 26, 2012 ingrId gessner, universität regensburg

Of He-Nurses and She-Doctors: Fighting and Writing Yellow Fever in the American South

June  19, 2012 edith reuschel, klinik st. hedwig regensburg

Obstetrics and Gynecology in Uganda

JUNE 12, 2012 felix sprang, universität hamburg

Disastrous Birth-Nights: Childbed and Child-Birth in the Nineteenth-Century Novel: Reflections on Gender and Medicalization

June 5, 2012 katharina boehm, universität regensburg

Defoe's Journal of the Plague Year, Gender and Historical Culture

May 31, 2012 Katie Gramich, cardiff university, wales

The Dragon's Two Tongues: Literature and Language Politics in Contemporary Wales

May 22, 2012 MarinA Kreutz, UNIversitätsKLINIKum REgensburg

Gender Differences in Immune-Related Disorders

May 22, 2012 Miriam Banas, universitätsklinikum regensburg

Gender Differences in Renal Diseases and Renal Transplantation

May 15, 2012 Edith Feistner, universität regensburg

Krankheit als Heil? Genderperspektiven auf das Opfer der Gesundheit in der Literatur des Mittelalters

May 8, 2012 Clark Lawlor, University of northumbria

Fashionable Disease and Gender in the Long Eighteenth Century

April 24, 2012 iris heid und juliKa loss, uNiversität regensburg

Risky Life Style or Risky Genes? Health Differences between Men and Women

April 19, 2012 Anne-julia zwierlein, universität regensburg

Österreichischer Rundfunk, Radio Ö1 Wissenschaft: 'Vererbung' zwischen Biologie und Kultur


The texture of her nerves and the palpitation of her heart: Vocation, Hysteria, and the 'Surplus Female' in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Medical Dscourse

January 19, 2012 maurice fitzpatrick, trinitiy college, Dublin/Jülich technical college

The Boys of St. Columb's

DECEMber 21, 2011 harold Kaylor, troy university

A  Boethian Paradigm in Geoffrey Chaucer's "Troilus and Criseyde": Some formal and verbal evidence

November 26, 2011 Helen Small, pembroke college, university of oxford

Was there a Victorian "Double Standard" of Ageing?

November 26, 2011 teresa mangum, university of iowa

The Unnatural Youth of the Old "New Woman

November 26, 2011 karen chase, university of virginia

Senile Sexuality

November 26, 2011 kay heath, georgia gwinnet college

The New Old Man and the Neutral Man-Woman: Gender and Ageing in Victorian Fiction

november 26, 2011 gordon Mcmullan, king's college london

The Invention of the "Ageing" Shakespeare in the Nineteenth Century: Late Style and German Critics

November 26, 2011 Brian worsfold, university of Lleida

The True Morality of Fiction: Ageing Truths in Some Writings by Edward Bulwer-Lytton

November 26, 2011 Anne-julia zwierlein, universität regensburg

Exhausting the Powers of Life": Ageing, Energy and Productivity in Nineteenth-Century Scientific and Literary Discourses

November 25, 2011 Norbert Lennartz Universität vechta

Worst Agers: Children as Old People in Victorian Fiction

November 25, 2011 Jochen Petzold, universität regensburg

Poor Mother's Gowing Old: The Representation of Ageing and Old Age in 'The Girl's Own Paper' (1880 - 1900)

November 25, 2011 rebecca probert, warwick university

Freedom of Testation in Victorian England

November 25, 2011 anna farkas, universität regensburg

The World Is All Being Remade: Intergenerational Conflict in J.M. Barrie's War Plays 

november 25, 2011 katharina boehm, universität regensburg

Old Age and the Transatlantic Indian: Cross-Racial Mentorship in Narratives of National Belonging

November 25, 2011 Greta olson, Universität giessen

The fin-de-siècle's Literary and Scientific Discovery of Ageing

November 25, 2011 david amigoni, keele university

Re-assessing the "Old" in the Lives and Afterlives of Arnold Bennett's 'The Old Wives' Tale'

November 25, 2011 Lynn Botelho, INDIANA UNIversity of pennsylvania

A Respectful Challenge to the Nineteenth-Century's View of Itself: An Argument for the Early Modern Medicalization of Old Age

July 12, 2011 Isabel Karremann, LMU München

The Political Uses of Forgetting: Nationalist Nostalgia on the Jacobean Stage

June 28, 2011 Martin Decker, Universität Regensburg

Aspects of Gender in Irish War Literature

June 21, 2011 Francesca Palitzsch, Universität Regensburg

Real Wilderness? - Exploring Ideas of Wilderness and Authenticity in Contemporary British Fiction

June 7, 2011 Anna Farkas, University of Oxford

Why has the New Woman never a word to say for herself on the stage? Feminism and the English Theatre in the 1890s

May 31, 2011 Katharina Boehm, Universität Regensburg

The Prison House of Historiography - Objects Lost and Found in the Novels of Sarah Waters

May 24, 2011 Benjamin Kohlmann, Universität Regensburg

What Is It Like To Be A Rat? Early Cold War Glimpses of the Post-Human

May 23, 2011 Susan Sellers, St Andrew's University

Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell: From Research to Novel, Play Script to Stage Performance

Förderung [mit Peter Waller]: Vielberth-Stiftung, Regensburg

May 17, 2011 Ulrike Pesold, Universität Regensburg

Diana Wynne Jones: Witch Week. Alterity in an (Anti-)School Story

November 10, 2010 Jochen Petzold, Universität Regensburg

Wie ähnlich ist uns der Affe, dies äußerst scheußliche Tier! Darwins "Affentheorie" im Spiegel der Viktorianischen Kinderliteratur

May 18, 2010 Beth Palmer, University of Leeds

Sensational Strategies: Women's Authorship, Editorship and Performance in the Victorian Press;

Förderung [mit Katharina Boehm]: Vielberth-Stiftung, Regensburg

April 28, 2010 Anne-Julia Zwierlein, Universität Regensburg

'No house but mine to make your scene?' Urbane Schwellenräume, Diagnosen des Stadtkörpers und symbolische Geschlechterordnungen in frühneuzeitlichen City Plays

February 3, 2010 Francesca Palitzsch, Universität Regensburg

Gender Confusion and the Dominant Female Voice in Jeanette Winterson’s Novels: The Passion (1987), Written on the Body (1992), Gut Symmetries (1997) and the PowerBook (2000)

February 1, 2010 Brigitte Glaser, Universität Göttingen

'Double Colonization' and Female Authorship

January 25, 2010 Achim Geisenhanslüke, Universität Regensburg

Medusenaugen und Sirenenstimmen. Zum Problem der Autorschaft in der Moderne (Nietzsche - Kafka - Freud)

January 18, 2010 Christoph Wagner, Universität Regensburg

Paul Klee und die sexuelle Genese der Kunst

January 11, 2010 Virginia Richter, Universität Bern

Gendered Authorship in the Henry James Circle

December 15, 2009 Katharina Boehm, Universität Regensburg / King's College London

Little Savages, Dwarfs and Bottled Babies: Childhood, Popular Science and Literature in the Victorian Period

December 14, 2009 Ingo Berensmeyer, Universität Giessen

'An insane desire to see the author': Herman Melville, Henry James and the Gendered Spaces of Nineteenth-Century Authorship

December 7, 2009 Ralf Junkerjürgen, Universität Regensburg

Gendered Images of Creativity in Maupassant

November 30, 2009 Helga Schwalm, HU Berlin

The Lake Poets: Romantic Subjectivities, Topography, and Authorship

November 23, 2009 Christoph Heyl, Universität Frankfurt

Dame Nature’s Imagination: Creation, Creativity and Gender in Early Modern Cabinets of Curiosities

November 18, 2009 Harry White, University College Dublin

Music and the Irish Literary Imagination

November 16, 2009 Katharina Rennhak, Universität Wuppertal

'Amaz'd we read of Nature's early Throes': Gender and (the) Creation in Eighteenth-Century Poetry

November 9, 2009 Rainer Emig, Universität Hannover

Enlightenment Struggles over Gender and Creation: The Debates on Spleen

November 2, 2009 Annette Kern-Stähler, Universität Duisburg-Essen

Gender, Creation and Authorship in the Late Middle Ages

October 26, 2009 Danielle Clarke, University College Dublin

Philomela, Gender, and Poetic Myths of Origin

July 14, 2009 Charlotte Sleigh, University of Kent at Canterbury

And ye shall know the truth, Or, The Gospel according to Darwin

June 23, 2009 Stefan Willer, Zentrum für Literatur- & Kulturforschung, Berlin

Imitation of Similar Beings: Social Mimesis as an Argument in Evolutionary Theory around 1900

January 14, 2009 Brian Gibbons, University of Muenster / York

Against Genres: Shakespeare's Mingled Drama

Förderung: Vielberth-Stiftung, Regensburg

December 9, 2008 Anne-Julia Zwierlein, University of Regensburg

WDR ZeitZeichen: 400. Geburtstag von John Milton

June 25, 2008 Laura Otis, Emory University

Manufacturing Monsters: The Experiments of Professor Higgins and Dr. Moreau

Förderung [mit Rainer Emig]: Studieneinheit Gender Studies

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